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    Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Last weekend I took the 1885 highwall 45-70 to Montana to shoot it with my Dad. We did an informal shooting session picking out rocks on the "rim rocks" and shooting them. So, there were no paper targets but volleyball sized sandstone rocks. After a few small adjustments those rocks didn't stand a chance. Those rocks completely shattered! Well, I did recover one bullet a 500 grain cast. These bullets were going about 1200 fps. They drilled a channel about 1" wide and 12" inches deep into damp hillside.
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    The left bullet I recovered from the hillside after it shattered a rock. The right is the same unfired 500 grainer.
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    That's what I call "Slinging Lead"..............how did it handle?
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Recoil was not bad, very manageable. You do need to be sure you have the rifle sucked in tight and in the
    "right spot." That said, I love this rifle. It shoots great. It makes my smile just thinking about it.
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Those are very big bullets.

    Should do a complete pass through on anything around here at open sight range.
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by early View Post
    Those are very big bullets.

    Should do a complete pass through on anything around here at open sight range.
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    Got to love those big hunks of lead. I'll be bringing my dads casting stuff home next month which includes a 500gr rn mold I intend on using. First shot I ever fired from a 45-70 was that bullet out of his Browning B-78 been in love with the 45-70 ever since.

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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by sakodude View Post
    Got to love those big hunks of lead. I'll be bringing my dads casting stuff home next month which includes a 500gr rn mold I intend on using. First shot I ever fired from a 45-70 was that bullet out of his Browning B-78 been in love with the 45-70 ever since.

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    There is something special about the big 500's!
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    That is a big chunk of lead! I have envy.
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    Re: Highwall range report, of sorts.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zee View Post
    That is a big chunk of lead! I have envy.
    It is taller than you......just sayin'
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